Honda’s groundbreaking robot Asimo has now reached its ninth birthday, and to celebrate a party was thrown at their Japanese headquarters, with 200 guests invited from around the world (I guess our invite must have got caught up in the postal strike).
The latest version of the world’s first commercial robot is seen cutting a rug with a human dance performer and, frankly, comes over by far the better mover.
Updated clip (Nov 2011): Asimo pours a drink!
We love Asimo so much, here’s a few more videos of the cute little fella in action:
And here’s the out-takes, with a faceplant, par excellence.
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